Public opinion

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood 29016 residents had the opportunity to have input into recently updated county land development rules with county staff last month at the Palmetto Citizens Amphitheater in Doko Meadows Park. The input session was organized by County Councilman Derrek Pugh, Dist. 2, left. Blythewood Planning Commission Chairman Rich McKenrick, second from left, was […]

Council Appoints McKenrich, Pickle to Town Boards

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Town Council made two appointments to town boards during the Feb. 1 Joint town council/planning commission meeting. Rich McKenrick, chairman of the Blythewood Planning Commission, was appointed to a five-year term on the Richland County TPAC (Transportation Penny Advisory Committee). He replaces planning commissioner Malcolm Gordge who recently finished a five-year […]

PC finalizes class 1 vote on B-HE gym

BLYTHEWOOD – After voting 4-1 on Sept 8, to defer a recommendation to town council regarding the designation of Bethel-Hanberry gymnasium as a class 1 historic property, the planning commission reversed that vote on Sept. 14 during a special called meeting. At issue during the Sept. 8 meeting was a request on the agenda to […]

PC votes for council to rezone Red Gate

BLYTHEWOOD – As was expected, the Blythewood planning commission voted 5-0 Tuesday evening to recommend that Town Council rezone the Red Gate property and a smaller adjoining property from Planned Development (PD) zoning designation to Development (D-1) zoning. But the properties’ owners, who sat in the audience during the commission’s proceedings, say they are not […]

PC begins process to rezone Red Gate

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Planning Commission has begun the process to rezone a 143-acre undeveloped site across the interstate from downtown after developers failed to initiate construction of a planned mixed-use development. The large wooded site, which is known as Red Gate Farms, sits on Blythewood Road between Syrup Mill and Muller Roads. It lies […]

PC votes against commercial zoning on Wilson Boulevard

BLYTHEWOOD – After the Blythewood Town Council voted 5-0 on June 22 to deny the rezoning of a property at 10715 Wilson Boulevard from Rural (R) zoning to Multi-Neighborhood (MO) commercial zoning, property owner Terika Taylor started the rezoning process anew. She appeared before the Blythewood Planning Commission on Monday night asking for a more […]

PC approves apartment site plan

Engineer: Traffic Impact at Creech & Blythewood Rd. will not be Significant BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Planning Commission gave its approval Monday night to a site plan for the proposed 48-unit senior living apartment complex planned for Creech Road. “I don’t see any reason that I can’t vote to approve this project based on zoning […]

PC recommends commercial zoning

Council’s Votes Override Staff Recommendation BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Planning Commission disregarded Town Administrator Brian Cook’s recommendation to vote against a request to rezone a Rural (RU) zoned property on Wilson Boulevard for commercial use. The commission voted unanimously Monday evening to recommend that town council rezone the property to a commercial zoning designation – Multi-Neighborhood […]

Apartments tabled for traffic study

BLYTHEWOOD – The site plan of a 48-unit apartment complex proposed next to the IGA in downtown Blythewood was tabled Monday night by the Planning Commission over concerns about the amount of traffic the complex would foist upon Blythewood Road near the I-77 on/off ramps. If the site plan for the complex, called The Park, […]

Commission OKs plan for phase 4 of Abney Hills

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood planning commission voted unanimously Monday night to approve a sketch plan for the fourth and last phase of the Abney Hills subdivision off Fulmer Road. Town Administrator Brian Cook said the 131.94-acres, formerly owned by Essex Homes and recently purchased by Stanley Martin Homes, will be divided into 174 lots with […]